Saturday, July 01, 2006

Guilty until proven innocent

There is something seriously wrong with the Tour de France. Really. To dash the hopes of thousands by kicking out your top players mere hours before the event. Barry Bonds is under intense doping scrutiny, and they still let him play. Why? Because he's interesting at it. That's the American way.

I'm not saying I'm an advocate of illegal substance abuse; but what happened to burden of proof? I think casual fans such as myself should toss their cable boxes out the window in protest. Then they should tune into another crazy long bike race where substance abuse is still limited to caffeine, and perhaps the occasional something that a Ninilchik resident would grow in their attic.
The Great Divide Race has been plugging along for just over a week now. Eight racers started the 2,500-mile epic across the Continental Divide trail. I believe five are still in, laboring toward the Mexican border. All the updates are posted on a very thorough blogspot blog. Beats OLN anyday, if you ask me.

3 comments:

  1. The tour will be a different kind of interesting this year. Basically any winner is a dark-horse rider. Without the big names to get in the way, the teams will ride differently, and riders -- good riders -- that probably wouldn't have gotten their chance to shine will have a shot.

    I'm not sure what I think about banning riders so close to the start of the race, but the Tour goes on!

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  2. Hey, it just means some of the underdogs stand a chance now. I'll be really bummed if Floyd wins this one, though ...

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  3. your so lucky to see such things there

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